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California’s ‘house of horrors’ parents plead guilty: report

David Turpin, second from right, and his wife, Louise, far left, sitting in a courtroom with their lawyers, Allison Lowe, second from left, and David Macher Friday, feb. 22, 2019, in Riverside, California. The California couple who chained some of their 13 children to bed and starved, they have pleaded guilty to torture and other forms of abuse. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)

The California “house of horrors” parents who were accused of abusing and torturing some of their 13 children will reportedly be sentenced to at least 25 years behind bars after pleading guilty to charges on Friday.

David and Louise Turpin’s plea came more than a year after their teenage daughter, jumped out of a window in the house and used a cell phone to alert authorities.

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David Turpin is in a courtroom Friday, feb. 22, 2019, in Riverside, California. Turpin and his wife, Louise, who chained some of their 13 children to bed, and starving, they pleaded guilty on Friday to the consequences of torture and other forms of abuse.
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)

Their petitions, filed in Riverside County Superior Court, were, on 14 counts. That cruelty in the direction of all their children, except their toddler daughter. They also pleaded guilty to the imprisonment of their children in the filth-laden home, according to The Associated Press.

During the pair’s April sentencing, they will be handed to life in prison, where Riverside prosecutor Mike Hestrin believe that fits the crime.

“The defendants ruined lives, so I think that it is just and fair that the sentence is equivalent to the first-degree murder,” Hestrin said.

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Louise Turpin is in a courtroom Friday, feb. 22, 2019, in Riverside, California. Turpin and her husband, David, who chained some of their 13 children to bed, and starving, they pleaded guilty Friday to torture and other forms of abuse.
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)

During the 911 call for help, which exposed the family’s home life, the teenage daughter reported that her brother and two sisters were shackled to beds.

While the parents mentioned that their children were home schooled, their oldest child only finished the third grade. Some children suffer from severe malnutrition, stunted growth and muscular tissue.

Fox News’ Katherine Lamb, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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